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Transport in Asansol

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There are various types of transport facilities in Asansol City and Greater Asansol region. The city has a transportation system, such as Bus and Train, the main communication center of this city. But auto for short distance Rickshaw, bicycle is popular. There is a domestic airport in the city of Asansol.

Public Transport[edit]

South Bengal State Transport Corporation operates daily bus services in Kolkata and Malda, Siliguri, Midnapore, Bankura, Suryi, Purulia, Burdwan, Kalna, Habra, Barkapore, Digha, Ballpur, Kishahar and Barhampur and many other destinations. North Bengal State Transport Corporation also provides bus services to other cities from the city. Many private bus operators, taxis, ola cash etc. [1] are also used to carry passenger transport locally and cross-border routes. Various private bus organizations operate buses from Asansol to Burdwan, Kalyani, Howrah, Barasat and Bakura. In a bid to further improve bus services in the city and make it pollution free, the state Transport department is going to introduce electric buses in Asansol. Buses that will operate in Durgapur-Asansol will be recharged at the bus depots of South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC).[2][3]

Asansol station platform

Asansol's main railway station is Asansol Junction. There are many railway connections in this station. Along with Northern India, almost all trains connected with Kolkata are connected to Asansol. As a result, Asansol has a good connection with new cities such as New Delhi, Jammu, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Deradun, Jaipur, Kota, Jodpur, Jaisamer, Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore, Patna, Ranchi and Dhanbad. Cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat and cities such as Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, BijoyaWada, Chennai, Bangalore and Triandapuraam have good rail links with Asansol City. It is also connected to the main city of Guwahati in the northeast region.[4]


Grand Trunk Road or National Highway 19 (Old numbering NH 2) has exceeded Asansol. This road is east of Kolkata and In addition to Asansol, Delhi is connected to north-west. National Highway 14 connect Orssa in the south and in the north, Farakka and North Bengal have been associated with it. Some of the other important roads, the city of Dhanbad, Bankura, Patna, Kolkata, Haldia .


Main entry of Asansol railway station

Asansol city is center for rail transport Asansol railway division is now a part of Eastern Railway . This city serves as the headquarters of the Asansol Railway Division and spread across West Bengal and Jharkhand. There is a 493 kilometer (306 miles) railway track in this railway section. The stations of Asansol Railway Division are: Andun, Raniganj and Durgapur.[5]

The main railway line from Kolkata to Delhi goes from Howrah to New Delhi through the city and the Grand Cord line is connected to Sitarampur railway junction, slightly west of the Asansol junction. Burdwan-Asansol railway track is a part of the Howrah-Delhi main line. There is another railway track with Andal on the tracks of Asansol and later from Jamshedpur, Purulia and Kharagpur to Bankura. A branch line connects by santhia station the undicle to the Sahyabganj loop.


There is a private airport located on the bank of the Damodar River in Barnanpur in the city of Asansol. The airport is owned by Esco Steel (Baranpur Steel Factory) Factory. Currently this is The airport is operated by the Indian Airport Authority. At present airport runway is 1,220 meters (4,000 ft) long and 23 meters wide. There is no terminal or terminal. Only ATC control building.

Recently, the Indian airport authorities approved the introduction of commercial flights on six routes in West Bengal Gave; Baranpur Airport is being among them. This is the first commercial airline in the beginning of 2014 Airport is about to be launched.[6]


This airport belongs to India's Regional Connectivity Scheme The airport's infrastructure will be set up by Airport Authority of India. It will cost ₹100 crore. The airport has been built to construct new ATM buildings, terminals, roads etc.

Destination and Airlines
Airlines Destination
Air Deccan Kolkata (to begin in 2018) [7]


  1. "Bengal promotes green transport in Asansol-Durgapur area". Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. "WB govt negotiates with world bank to procure 130 electric buses". Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. "State Transport department to introduce electric buses in city". Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. [1] Archived 23 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Centres nod opens up 6 new routes on bengal flight map". Times of India. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. "Regional connectivity gets wings; five airlines get to fly 128 routes".

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